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Miriam Cahn

Galerie Stampa

For over a decade, Miriam Cahn’s work has contributed to the creation of a critical and imaginary/expressive space for approaching the unstable and shifting parameters of female subjectivity. A vocabulary of metaphors and symbols was developed as a kind of dictionary to a reality which is both experienced and understood as sexually coded. Cahn’s recent work, shown under the title Verwandtschaften (Family relationships; all works 1990) continues her investigations into women’s relation to language.

As one enters the gallery, two series of very different images face each other on opposite walls of the first room. Atombomben (Atom bombs) are visually seductive color abstractions on paper, which, in conjunction with the title read as perversely beautiful mushroom clouds. Verarbeitung (Processing) consists of small oil-on-canvas paintings of aerial views of industrial plants painted from

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